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Classic

The genre formally known as "Nostalgia", we determine "Classics" to be all titles that now pre-date 1990(!), but don’t hold us to it…

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Hill, TheHill, The (1965)
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Sean Connery, Ian Bannen, Roy Kinnear
Intense military stockade drama, with Sean Connery doing gruelling punishment in the Sahara.
Miracle of Morgan's Creek, TheMiracle of Morgan's Creek, The (1944)
Dir. Preston Sturges
Feat. Eddie Bracken, Betty Hutton, Diana Lynn
Madcap screwball comedy from genius writer-director Preston Sturges (THE LADY EVE), following a small-town girl from the Midwest (Betty Hutton), who wakes up after a wild farewell party for a group of soldiers to find that she has married one of them, but cannot remember which. Matters are further…
Sniper, TheSniper, The (1952)
Dir. Edward Dmytryk
Feat. Adolphe Menjou, Arthur Franz, Gerald Mohr
Film noir shot on location in San Francisco, with Arthur Franz (THE CAINE MUTINY) playing a disturbed professional driver who harbours misogynistic fantasies about killing beautiful women. Despite sending out several warning signs, his mental health continues to deteriorate and when he commences a…
Kitten with a WhipKitten with a Whip (1964)
Dir. Douglas Heyes
Feat. Ann-Margret, John Forsythe, Peter Brown
Ann-Margaret brings white-hot intensity to this cult classic about a teenage girl on the run from the law who blackmails a clueless Senatorial candidate, who falls hard for her charms while trying to keep a clean image. A blackly comic take on the home invasion genre in gorgeous black and white, which…
Gambler, TheGambler, The (1974)
Dir. Karel Reisz
Feat. James Caan, Paul Sorvino, Lauren Hutton
A typically gritty 70s crime drama, adapted from a story by Dostoevsky, that boasts a fine performance by James Caan as a well-respected professor of literature who secretly harbors a serious addiction to gambling.
Story of Gilbert and Sullivan, TheStory of Gilbert and Sullivan, The (1953)
Dir. Sidney Gilliat
Feat. Robert Morley, Maurice Evans, Eileen Herlie
Spirited biopic of the careers of W.S. Gilbert, a barrister turned-comic-writer, and Arthur Sullivan, a classic composer (converted against his will) to light music, who together wrote fourteen operettas between 1871 and 1896, to great public acclaim, including H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and…
Edge of the World, TheEdge of the World, The (1937)
Dir. Michael Powell
Feat. John Laurie, Belle Chrystall, Eric Berry
In what is considered his first major film, director Michael Powell depicts a majestic account of the depopulation of one of the isolated outer Hebridean islands of Scotland as the younger generation leave for the mainland opportunities and thereby jeopardize the traditional way of life.